Alekseev placed the Ainu (along with Nivkhs, Kets, and Yukaghirs) in the
Isolated Language Family. Arutiunov claims the Ainu have recently been
connected to Altaic.


----- Original Message -----
From: Glen Gordon <glengordon01@...>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2001 11:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nostratic] Proposal of a name for a possible family

> I have issues against your placements of Japanese and Korean.
> Ainu is ***NNNNNNOOOOOOTTTTTT*** Nostratic! Let's all just accept
> this and move on! Arrgh.
> But I will have to write later...